Amazon Working to Further Lessen Reliance on Power Cords for Future Echo Speakers

In an effort that would give future Echo speakers with Alexa a new advantage over Apple's HomePod, Reuters today reports that Amazon is working with chipmakers to build Alexa speakers that would not require a constant power source. As it stands, most smart assistant devices -- Amazon's main Echo, Apple HomePod, Google Home, etc -- require a constant draw of power due to their always-on microphones listening for the user's voice commands, among other reasons. Now, Amazon has partnered with [Read Entire Story]

Amazon announces Alexa integration for headphones and smartwatches

Amazon’s smart assistance service, Alexa, has already made the jump from connected speaker to a number of different smart home products, but its next location will be portable devices. The company has announced a new “Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit” that will allow hardware manufacturers to integrate Alexa with wearable products like headphones and smartwatches. The software kit is coming later … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Amazon’s Alexa will be available on headphones, smartwatches, and more

Amazon digital assistant Alexa has found its way to smartwatches in the past, but they didn’t really work out. Now Amazon is looking to revitalize the initiative. Today Amazon announced a “mobile accessory” development kit for Alexa which will allow manufacturers to put the digital personal assistant on a variety of devices that don’t need massive amounts of processing power to handle it. The goal is to get Alexa not only on smartwatches, but also headphones and other [Read Entire Story]

Amazon brings Alexa to headphones and smartwatches

Amazon is integrating Alexa with services that help around the house, from turning on the microwave to charging your plugged-in EV. For its next trick, the tech giant wants to push its voice assistant into devices you take on the go. Today, Amazon in... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Save up to 60% off these Samsung accessories for your phone [DEAL]

A handful of Samsung accessories for smartphones have been discounted on Amazon today, bringing them down to new lows. Some of these require that you own a Samsung phone in order to take advantage of them (looking at you Gear VR), but others are device agnostic. Samsung’s accessories are pretty well made and everything except Gear VR will work with any phone so have a peek at what’s on sale. Samsung Active In-Ear Headphones – $12 down from $29.99 Samsung Wireless Charging Pad [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Watch 2 Sport price slips below $200 on Amazon, Classic model starts at $287

With the Apple Watch Series 3 around the corner, Amazon makes a last-ditch effort to bring the Huawei Watch 2 into the spotlight with substantial discounts. The post Huawei Watch 2 Sport price slips below $200 on Amazon, Classic model starts at $287 appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Amazon Prime Video For Apple TV Could Be Delayed

While the Apple TV plays home to many video streaming apps, one video streaming platform that is noticeably absent from the Apple TV is Amazon Prime Video, although during WWDC 2017, it was finally announced that Amazon Prime Video would be making its way onto the Apple TV by the end of summer.Unfortunately it seems that there is a chance it could be delayed. In a report from Recode, it seems that Amazon Prime Video might not be ready just yet. Apple is rumored to be launching a new Apple TV [Read Entire Story]

Get the latest Samsung Gear 360 camera for only $199

Amazon is offering the newest Gear 360 camera for $30 off the usual price, bringing it down to just $199. SOURCE: Phandroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch gets (relatively) affordable on Amazon, starting at $310

This may well be your last chance to get the original Casio WSD-F10 rugged smartwatch, and it's probably the first that involves a decent discount. The post Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch gets (relatively) affordable on Amazon, starting at $310 appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Google Maps, Amazon, eBay and more pull the plug on Apple Watch support without notice

While you probably weren't looking, the Apple Watch (temporarily?) lost Google Maps, Amazon, eBay and Target native functionality. The post Google Maps, Amazon, eBay and more pull the plug on Apple Watch support without notice appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung Gear IconX deal takes $50 off for a “limited time”

Wireless earbuds that come with a heart rate monitor, no awkward stems and in multiple colors are now cheaper than AirPods for a "limited time". The post Samsung Gear IconX deal takes $50 off for a “limited time” appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Slight deal on Samsung Gear IconX if you check Amazon

If you want to save a Jackson, soon to be a Tubman, on anything this Black Friday season (uh huh, season), then maybe you should tie it with one of your New Year’s resolutions for losing a few pounds. We get it, tiresome exercise doesn’t exactly suit you, but maybe you just need a good playlist behind it. Well, a good playlist and no hassles with wired headsets… maybe not even your phone! The Samsung Gear IconX wireless earbuds, which can store and play 4GB of music and track [Read Entire Story]

Pre-order Samsung Gear S3 now, releasing November 18th for $350

Early reports suggested Samsung would release the Gear S3 in November and now Amazon's device listing has gone live showing a November 18th release date. You can pre-order the device for $349.99 for the Gear S3 frontier model. SOURCE: Phandroid - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fossil Q Founder smartwatch with Android Wear scores 30 percent discount

Very few people feel compelled to buy a previous-generation Android Wear device these days, and the next wave of Google-endorsed smartwatches is still a little ways down the road, but let’s look on the bright side for a moment.Those who get the appeal of a smartphone-connected watch with built-in activity tracking, ... Continue reading »The post Fossil Q Founder smartwatch with Android Wear scores 30 percent discount appeared first on Pocketnow. SOURCE: Pocketnow - Read entire [Read Entire Story]

Fabriq Is The First Non-Amazon Alexa-Powered Speaker

The Amazon Echo is both a speaker and a smart assistant built into the same device. However Amazon has since opened up Alexa to third-parties which has resulted in devices like the CoWatch, a smartwatch that comes with Alexa’s capabilities built into it. However if you’re after a speaker that isn’t the Echo, you’re in luck.The Fabriq speaker has recently been launched and what helps it set itself apart from the competition is the fact that it is the first non-Amazon, Alexa-powered speaker in the [Read Entire Story]

Nixon Mission smartwatch now available on, Amazon Prime

Over a month ago, Nixon listed the Mission Smartwatch up for pre-order on As the first action sports smartwatch in the world, we were quite intrigued by the orange Android Wear watch but it’s just one of the many color options. Today, the wearable device is also now available on Amazon at a lower price […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Alexa voice assistant to soon enable August Home door lock

Amazon is serious in advancing the Alexa technology.  In case you haven’t noticed, the e-commerce company has got a winner in Alexa and Echo. While the Echo is a standalone device, the Alexa voice assistant has got bigger potential because it’s a software that can be used in other devices. We’ve seen a few already and we can say that it has an edge and is more than ready to rival Google Now and Siri. We know that Alexa with Amazon Echo is already compatible with Wink [Read Entire Story]

Amazon is now selling over 300 Kickstarter successes

You can now add over 300 Kickstarter products to your Amazon wishlists and carts, because the e-commerce company has expanded its Launchpad program to keep crowdfunding projects in orbit.Amazon Launchpad’s new “Made on Kickstarter” program is home to products that have been backed, built, and are available to ship. You can browse the selection of kickstarted products by categories that include books, housewares, electronics, and more. Many of our favorite crowdfunded [Read Entire Story]

The ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat brings HomeKit to your AC this summer: $199 shipped (Reg. $250)

Amazon offers the second generation ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat with HomeKit compatibility for $199 shipped. Matched at Home Depot. This is a 20% savings off the regular price, the best price that Amazon has ever sold it for and within $9 of our previous low mention. Upgrade Dad’s thermostat with the highly-rated ecobee3. Aside from saving “an average of 23% annually” on home energy costs, it is loaded with features. For example, HomeKit control allows the ecobee3 to [Read Entire Story]

Amazon Might Launch A Wearable Device In The Future

Amazon has grown into much more than what it started out as. It’s no longer just an online portal to buy books from. The company makes several different kinds of hardware including its popular Kindle e-readers, Kindle Fire tablets, and the surprisingly popular Echo smart devices. It has never launched a wearable device but the company isn’t completely discounting the possibility just yet. Amazon might come out with a wearable device at some point in the future.Many of Amazon’s [Read Entire Story]

Daily Deals: Sennheiser Titan Over-the-Ear Headphones $80, Life Gear 12-in-1 Multi-Tool w/ LED Flashlight $19, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the Sennheiser Titan Audiophile Over-the-Ear Headphones for $79.98 shipped (Also at Amazon). That’s $100 off the original list price and they typically go for $105 and up elsewhere. They have a twist and lock single-sided cable that eliminates tangles, a gold-plated 1/4-inch plug with 1/8-inch adapter and an internal Sound Reflector. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 800 Amazon shoppers. More new deals for today: Life Gear 12-in-1 Multi-Tool [Read Entire Story]

Amazon Fire TV to get Alexa voice commands, 4K YouTube streaming and more

Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box will be getting much smarter in the next couple weeks.Amazon has just announced a bevy of new Alexa-related features will soon be making their way to the Fire TV. After the update rolls out, users will be able to use their voice to control playback of Amazon Video and Add-On Subscription content, launch apps, access local movie show times and even search for businesses. New updates to voice search integration will be available across 59 different content [Read Entire Story]